City Council Meeting
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Some Council Members will be phoning in for the Council Meeting.
The City Office will be closed on
Friday, July 3, 2020
in observance of Independence Day.
The offices will open again on
Monday, July 6, 2020.
Sewer / Septic Do's
1. Do use water-conserving devices where possible such as low-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads.
2. Do clean the lint trap on your washing machine regularly.
3. Collect kitchen oils and grease in a container. After it solidifies, scrape into the garbage.
4. Compost food scraps and peels.
There is a momma and 2 baby bear spotted around Carlton.
Simple advice for anyone who spots a bear—stay away from it. That goes double if the protective mama bear has a cub with her. Dial 911 if anyone is in danger.
Bears have acute eyesight and hearing. Their sense of smell is seven times greater than a bloodhound’s. They have a keen ability to detect pet food, garbage, barbecue grills and bird feeders—and once they locate a food source, they remember where it is.
Bears are normally wary of people, but if a bear finds food without getting frightened away, he may come back for more. Each time this happens, he can become less fearful—and this habituation can lead to problems.
To avoid habituating the bears in your area, follow these steps.
Make trash cans inaccessible. Bring them inside at night or buy a bear-resistant trash can or an enclosure for the container.
Enclose your compost pile. Open compost piles, especially those that include kitchen scraps, are an irresistible treat in bear country. Burying compost won’t work because bears will easily find and dig it up.
Recycle wisely. If you store recyclables outside, use enclosed bins. (Persistent bears will break into even ruggedly built bins.)
Keep your barbecue grill clean and as free of drippings as possible. Move the grill away from your house when you aren’t using it, and clean it regularly with ammonia or bleach.
Rethink your bird feeders. In the summer, birds can make do with naturally available foods. If you do set up feeders, install them away from your house.
Inflow and Infiltration Compliance Ordinance